Primary care and health. A cross-national comparison.

  title={Primary care and health. A cross-national comparison.},
  author={Barbara H. Starfield},
  volume={266 16},
Ten Western industrialized nations were compared on the basis of three characteristics: the extent of their primary health service, their levels of 12 health indicators (eg, infant mortality, life expectancy, and age-adjusted death rates), and the satisfaction of their populations in relation to overall costs of the systems. Information was derived primarily from published sources. Indices were developed to characterize the extent of primary care in each country and the standing of each country… CONTINUE READING
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